Many of you may have seen my husband's post about his long-lost love, the big, fat, solid chocolate bunny of Easter past. (If you haven't seen it, it's TOTALLY worth a read...great post.)We have looked all over, trying to find the right kind of solid bunny. They just don't make them like they used to....really, they don't.
So in order to try to make all his Easter dreams come true, while Cory and Mary were here visiting last weekend, Mary and I formulated a plan. We got the biggest hollow bunny we could find and lopped off its bottom (the actual bottom, not the anatomical bottom). After creating what we thought was the perfect mix of premium chocolate candy-making ingredients, cooling it to what we thought was a proper temperature not to melt the bunny shell, and collecting the proper tools, we commenced filling.
It took alot more than I thought it would to fill that hare. We had trouble seeing what the level of the chocolate was inside. So Maglite came to the rescue.
We did get it filled, and just as we were stopping the chocolate flow, Mr. Hollow No More started to split just slightly and ooze chocolate from his ears. We quickly covered the bottom with plastic wrap to stop the loss of any further chocolate goodness. We scrambled to get him into a supine position and stable, and we hustled him into the fridge. It turned out ok, with only minimal damage done, and the bunny was still intact. He stayed in the fridge, hidden--which was no small feat, such a long horizontal rabbit--until Easter morning.
We put him back in his box and presented him to M.
I thought we'd done a pretty darn good job of creating this almost perfect, close to 2-pound bunny, ready for gnawing enjoyment. M was impressed, I think. It's hard to tell. I can tell you he hasn't yet eaten any of it, choosing to go with some of the other bunnies that people graciously got for him. Apparently, he's worried he won't like the chocolate that we chose to fill it with and then I'll be all offended due to putting so much work and thought into it. He's kind of right, but yet, if he doesn't like the chocolate, I'm sure there are others who would be more than willing to share the responsibility of consuming this yummy bunny.